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as for the obama administration going forward. >> the clip tons established a standard for full disclosure. it caused them a few headaches when people found out who was contributing to the clinton foundation. once that was done the nomination proceeded. that's the precedent we're dealing with here. >> chuck hagel gave a lot of speeches, joel. he will not disclose the source of that funding. they were overseas -- involved in an investment bank or private equity operation in nebraska, did a lot of foreign funding. chuck hagel was engaged in that stuff. he is not going to tell. you remember many years ago after the horrible 9/11, they had a commission. they wanted henry kissinger to run that commission. not even full time. he refused to disclose his foreign funding sources and clients. so i got to believe that hagel won't. >> that's right, of course kissinger got into a lot of trouble there and had to pull out. hare reid said at the time what are they hiding? the kissinger folks and the bush administration. that's the same question that hagel is facing now. i think the real question is the lo
decisions over the economy. >> it has nothing to do with the obama administration. the problems of the post office go back way before president obama existed. the reality is it's an inefficient organization that has to answer to the government to make decisions. the problem is people aren't using the post office. >> let me make a quick point. first of all it's not inefficient. >> you're right. i don't mean inefficient. >> i know what you mean. 50 cents you can send a letter wherever in the universe. >> that part is efficient. you're right. >> i want to make a supporting argument here. i disagree that it is sentimental. there is a famous video of claire mchaskill longing for the days of getting mail. >> the senator? what's the story with her? >> jon stewart ripped her to shreds. >> the point that's valid is we are big city folk. in the smaller, rural parts of the country and you can speak to the congressmen representing the districts the post office is the central meeting place. i have never been to these places. there is something going on there. i respect that. >> if you go on a listening
in on regular conference calls with the white house. they're among the leaders the obama administration is turning to for advice on everything from the deficit to taxes to the broader economy. >>> then, after we talk to them, they're going to paint a picture for us, we're going to turn to two powerful investors for insight into what the conversation in washington means for the broader markets. cowen and company ceo jeff solomon will join us, and the bond king, bill gross. first, steve will bring us up to speed on the morning's top stories. steve? >> thank you, michelle. disney posting better than expected earnings and revenues after the bell. the company says it expects the next few quarters to be better on a stronger lineup of films and growing attendance at its theme parks. ceo bob iegory was on cnbc's "closing bell." >> you had a lot of ins and outs. basically, the trendser good. we had strong results at our domestic parks. the bookings have been pretty solid. advertising was okay. and generally speaking, our business performed well. and our interactive media group was profitable for
interpretation of it. but clearly what the obama administration is trying to do is to figure out a way to thread the needle here, to provide coverage for people and at the same time deal with the concerns of the religious organizations. the fact they continue to make compromises is an indication that they're trying to be flexible. >> well, not alienating its female base, which it tried to get all ginned up, isn't that basically what it is? the whole element of the democratic party, far left, hollywood, that just doesn't get the religious objection. they think it'ssaly. >> people do get the objection. but government is about making choices, jim, and it's about making balances between competing interests. we have two very strong competing interests here at play, and the president has to make the tough choices about how to work that out. >> right, keith. there is the competing interest. one's called the constitution. freedom. first amendment. >> you're not forcing anybody, any religious organization to violate their principles. they're not forcing them to pay for contraception. >> you don't think y
increases as part after deal it avoid the he is quester. two economic officials from the obama administration saying it would result in 70,000 kids being thrown off of head start in a couple of thousand fewer food inspectiones. 373,000 fewer mental health patient treated. 540 million in smaller loan guarantee. 600,000 fewer women and children receiving food assistance. this is putting pressure on congress to act because many republicans expressed the idea they could let the budget sequester take effect. some democrats suggested that is not so terrible from their point of view too. white house is trying it make a counter argument. we will see over the next couple of weeks since tsequester is du to take effect. >> how effective is this, john? we have seen the white house before where they put out the worst case scenario where they try to force things along against republican answers in some cases it backfired. what do you think this time? >> it backfired at certain times. this is a moment where the white house believes the president still has wind at his back from the election re
of weeks ago, right, that the detroit three actually actively came out and asked the obama administration to get tough on japan because, obviously, keeping the japanese yen so weak is giving them an unfair advantage. so if you're long nikkei or long basically exporting stocks in japan like toyota, you have to be short the yen, you have to be negative the yen. >> coming up, all aboard the market train. we're talking dow transports and why bulls are very excited to be riding the rally. >>> dow transports trekking up to an all-time high. but do the fundamentals? ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] concept. calvin klein underwear. 360 seamless technology. [ male announcer ] concept. calvin klein underwear. if your a man with low testosterone, you should know that axiron is here. the only underarm treatment for low t. that's right, the one you apply to the underarm. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18. axiron can transfer to others through direct contact. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant, and children should avoid contact where axiron is applie
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